The Autism House and Crème de la Crème Academy have launched an English summer book club for adolescents on the spectrum and their families, and a book club for adults on the spectrum. These book clubs are made to support the cognitive and social development of the readers, along with supporting their autonomy through the individual roles of a literature circle.
The summer book club is 6 weeks, starting July 16, 2020. It is once a week for an hour where we meet online and offers the option of meeting with the group in-person. The price of the book club is $150.00 and includes 2 novels based on the readers’ interests, a literacy package, and occupational therapy support, and shipping costs. For more information, please click on the links below.
For adolescents on the spectrum and their families, click here.
For adults on the spectrum, click here.
Support for Parent Resource Kit
Behaviours in school:
If your child is planning to return to school this spring, please take the time to review the expected changes. To support you in this process, the complementary services team has developed helpful information to guide you through this discussion with your child.
To promote safety and well-being for all students and staff, and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, safety measures are of utmost importance. We are prioritizing the implementation of adaptations and visuals to support the integration of all children as they return to this new school reality.
We will make every effort to support the children in understanding and applying the behaviours required of everyone. However, if your child remains unable to follow the rules, thereby putting themselves and others at risk, other options will be explored for the remainder of the school year. Our priority must remain the health and safety of all staff and students.
Important safety measures are also in place for transportation by bus or berline. Students are required to follow these at all times. Again, our wish is to join forces with you in allowing all children to understand the necessity for these rules. However, please note that transportation privileges may be removed should the behaviour of a student jeopardize the safety and well-being of others during these challenging circumstances.
Let us work together to keep our children safe.
Leading our children back to school
Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities (MCLD) www.ldmontreal.ca
Leading our Kids Back to School Webinar
Information click here
Returning to School with Social Distancing
As you may already know, you can visit the “Complementary Services Corner” tab on the Educational Services site at the following link: www.rsbbrainboost.ca. The CST will update resources weekly. We are, however, working on a complementary service site that we will link to the Educational Services page offering a greater range of information and services.
In an effort to support the families of our students with special needs we will adapt our professional services to support students virtually or by phone. As of the week of April 6, 2020, the Complementary Services department will provide the following services:
Speech and Language Pathology
Please note that services will be limited to specific activities to ensure accessibility to priority cases.
We are working diligently to coordinate our resources and efforts to best support you in these very unusual circumstances.
New! Visit the Complementary Services Web page!
COVID-19 Resources and Support
Here at Riverside School Board – Complementary Services, we are driven by a single goal; to provide extra assistance to parents and students who need it most. This is a difficult time for students and their families and we wish to offer resources and supports to our community. We are still here and we want to help.
To request support services from a complementary services professional, please complete the form.
If you need support from someone on our team please write to us at:
It is important for children to continue to engage in activities that allow them to enhance the various spheres of their development. Recommendations from the Center of Excellence for Inclusive Schools, provincial support to the Anglophone educational community, remain that children should continue to engage in reading and writing activities daily in order to promote literacy skills.
For such reasons, we encourage your child(ren) to take part in the Daily 6 approach at home! This would involve completing 1 activity per day from different categories. The key is that they get to choose what activity they would like to do from each category.
Each activity should not take more than 20 to 30 minutes.
The objective is to keep kids engaged and to promote growth!
Simply click on the various images to access different resources and tools.
Play 5 at Home
Play is an important part of a child’s development. Through play, children develop a variety of skills that are foundational to further learning. With this said the Play 5 structure, developed by the Provincial Support to the Anglophone Educational Community, is currently being used in many classrooms. This structure teaches children about different types of play, all the while developing their social/emotional and language skills. We are positive that your young child(ren) will love to do many of these activities at home!
Each activity could last 20 to 30 minutes. Play & have fun!!!
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Please find below calendars of daily activities that families can do at home to help support students’ communication skills. Each calendar targets a different set of skills (depending on the students’ needs).
Complementary Services Mandate
Complementary Services has the following mandate:
- Services to schools, in the following areas:
- Special education consultation
- Speech and language support
- Behavior support
- Drug education
- Special education technician and attendant support
- Coordination of resources from outside the Board, e.g. services from the CLSCs, hospitals, Centre jeunesse (Youth Protection), etc.
- Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
- Programs which support the personal development of student
Are you new to Riverside School Board? Out of province? Out of Canada?
Registration for students with special needs
Required documents and information needed:
- Special needs diagnosis
- Accommodations given in previous school
- Accommodations in daycare
- Report Cards
- IEP’s (Individual Education Plan)
- Letter of eligibility
Please contact the Director of Complimentary Services in order to organize a meeting to better address the particular needs of your child and to provide the best school for his/her needs.
To learn more about Eligibility for English Instruction.
To learn more about Eligibility for English Instruction under Special Authorization/Learning Disability.
To link to the Parent Advisory Committee for Students with Special Needs page of this website, please click here.
To link to Champlain College Adam’s Pace website, please click here.